Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30 - Clear Hybrid Album

About a month ago I was asked by the owner of The Digi Chick if I would be interested in being a designer for a new blog they were starting for hybrid scrappers (for those of you not familiar with the term hybrid - it is mixing digital and paper scrapbooking).

It's been a while since I did anything digital and I wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to get back into but the site is SO cute and I really DO love hybrid scrapbooking so I couldn't resist. So today was my first project for it which is why the instructions aren't on this blog - but you can see them in full on The Hybrid Chick blog here -


PS - FREE SHIPPING on any Stampin' Up! orders placed over phone or email through me today (March 30) or tomorrow (March 31)!

Friday, March 20, 2009

March 20 - Adorable 8x8 Page

Today's project is a Make n' Take that we will be doing at Joan's Stampin' Up! workshop tomorrow so I won't be posting the instructions to it until later this weekend so check back if you would like to see how to make this page. We're making this 8"x8" page and a gift card holder at the workshop, I will post the gift card holder next week.

I absolutely love doing workshops - I love showing people new fun ways to use their stamps and other supplies. If you are interested in hosting a workshop just let me know by clicking on the image on the top right side of this blog. Your guests will get to make 2 projects of your choosing (scrapbook page, card, etc.) and I send all of your invitations out for you - all you have to do is give me your guest list with addresses. And the hostess benefits you receive are AMAZING!

I also have a few other fun things I do at the workshops to increase your benefits as a hostess. So all you have to do is pick your date, give me your guest list, and sit back and enjoy picking out your free goodies! :) It can't get any easier than that.

Monday, March 16, 2009

March 16 - Best Wishes Card

Today is my mother-in-law Jill's birthday. :) We had a family dinner at our house last night for her and I made her this card. Some of the products used are from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog that is available on April 1st. The scalloped oval punch is quickly becoming one of my new favorites - you know how I love my punches! :)

Best Wishes Card

  • Oval All Stamp Set
  • Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch
  • Forever Flowers Wheel
  • Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Kraft and Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Chocolate Chip Ribbon
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • White Signo Pen
  • Pearl
  • Scalloped Edge Punch (Fiskars)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  1. Score and fold your card from Baja Breeze cardstock. Using your scalloped edge punch, punch along the bottom of the front of the card.
  2. Cut a 5 1/2" x 2" strip of patterned paper and adhere it to the inside bottom of your card so it will show through to the front.
  3. Stamp your Best Wishes oval on Sahara Sand and punch it out using the large oval punch. Punch a scalloped oval from Kraft cardstock and adhere one on top of the other. Add a pearl under the sentiment.
  4. Adhere a strip of your ribbon across the front of the card and using that as a guide, roll your flowers wheel with Chocolate Chip ink. Color in the "dots" from your wheel stamped image with your white Signo pen.
  5. Adhere your oval sentiment shape with dimensionals in the middle of the card.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March 9 - Enjoy The Day Card

I absolutely love the look of simple classic looking cards. On March 21st they are having a Card Camp at the Scrapbooking Cafe and I told them I would make a few cards for it. If you love making cards I would definitely recommend signing up - I've seen some of the cards you will be making and they are amazing!
On this card the scalloped edge is the part of the card that flips up.

Enjoy The Day Card

  • Black Cardstock (Bazzill)
  • Patterned paper (Pink Paislee)
  • Stamps (Daisy Bucket Designs)
  • Border Punch (Fiskars)
  • Rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Silver Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)
  • Heat Gun
  1. Put a 2" strip of the patterned paper on the inside bottom of the card.
  2. Cut about a half inch off of the bottom of the front flap of the card and punch the edge with the scalloped edge punch.
  3. Ink your stamps with Versamark ink and stamp your images. Sprinkle the silver embossing powder over top, then tap off the excess powder.
  4. Heat image with your heat gun.
  5. Add rhinestones to the center of you flower and two on the sides.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 8 - Scallop Thank You Card

Oh am I LOVING my Sizzix Big Shot!
I've never been much of a die cut person - I've been scrapbooking for over 12 years now and die cuts were THE thing when I started way back then so I got tired of them fast being as how they were about the only embellishments available. I don't own and have never wanted to own a Cricut. So when Stampin' Up! announced that they were going to be carrying the Sizzix Big Shot in their catalog now I thought - "What on earth are they thinking?" LOL

But look at me now. I have a Big Shot, have been collecting dies and am having a grand old time using it! Silly me. :)

Scallop Thank You Card

  1. Cut your large scallop card shape from your patterned paper. Score down the center and fold.
  2. Punch two strips (one Baja Breeze and one Whisper White) with your scalloped edge punch and layer on top of each other on the left side of your card. Using your white Signo pen draw dots on the top Baja Breeze scalloped strip on the scalloped edge.
  3. Using your Flowers decorative strip die cut from Baha Breeze and adhere that to the right of your scalloped strips you just added. Add rhinestones in the center of the flowers.
  4. Using your embosslit die cut and emboss 3 cherry blossom shapes from your Whisper White cardstock. Adhere these on the empty area of your card. Add a rhinestone in the center of each flower.
  5. Using small strips of Baja Breeze stamp your "thank you" sentiment in Baja Breeze ink and round the corners. Add white Signo pen dots under the words and tuck one side of each under each of your flowers and adhere them.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 7 - Crazy Girls Page

I have been on a card making (and card posting) frenzy lately - but that doesn't mean I've totally abandoned my first love (scrapbooking!)

Have I ever mentioned on here how much I love FELT? And all of the felt scrapbooking supplies the manufacturers have been coming out with just get me all flustered! I LOVE THEM! The swirly frame and the title letters on today's project are all made out of felt and I can't quit rubbing my fingers over them. Jenn has been ordering quite a bit for the Scrapbooking Cafe so if you're a local reader you can find these felt goodies there.

Crazy Girls Page

  • Background Patterned Paper (Making Memories)
  • Orange Polka Dot Patterned Paper (Fancy Pants Designs)
  • Felt Letters (Making Memories)
  • Felt Frame (Prima)
  • Rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • Cardstock - Basic Black and Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!)
  • Black Micron Pen (Sakura)
  1. Mount the photo you want inside your felt frame onto your orange polka dotted paper.
  2. The felt frame is self adhesive but don't peel off the backing just yet. Add a little of your regular adhesive to the backing and lay it out on the orange paper and over your photo how you want it. You will be taking this back off in a minute so keep that in mind when applying your adhesive - you don't want much on it, just enough to hold it. Trim the orange paper around the frame so that the enclosed parts of the frame still have the orange paper showing through inside. Take the frame back off.
  3. Mat your other photo with a simple black cardstock mat and lay it out on your page with your orange shape and your frame. Make sure you have it all where you want it before you adhere everything down.
  4. Adhere your bottom photo first, then your orange shape, then peel the backing off of your felt frame and start laying that down where you had originally had it when you cut the orange sheet out. The felt has a little bit of give so if it goes off course you can force or stretch it a bit to get it to go where you want it to go.
  5. Add your title letters and your flowers on the outside of the frame.
  6. Add your rhinestones to the outer edge of the frame.
  7. Write your journaling on kiwi kiss cardstock and cut out the words. Mount them on black cardstock and adhere them to your page.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March 5 - Layering Your Wheels

The title of today's project kind of sounds like we're having car shop class, right? :)
Thank goodness that's not the case - this is MUCH MORE FUN (although I'm not sure my husband would agree with me)

If you've been to any of my card clubs/workshops, etc. you know how much I ADORE Stampin' Up!'s wheels. I'm all about things being easy to use and things that allow you to make FAST but super-cute things. And one of those things are the wheels that Stampin' Up carries. Today's project is a very quick one - probably took me 5 minutes to decorate this envelope at the MOST.

Layering Your Wheels

  • Dotted Lines Jumbo Wheel
  • Spot On Jumbo Wheel
  • It's Beautiful Jumbo Wheel
  • Wheel Guide
  • Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Close to Cocoa
  • Envelope
  • Label sticker
  • Black pen
  1. Lay your envelope out on your workspace front side facing up with the flap OUT.
  2. Taking your Dotted Lines jumbo wheel run it over your Kiwi Kiss ink pad and line your wheel guide up next to the top of the envelope so you can wheel stamp over the back flap. Run your Dotted Lines wheel over the flap. The jumbo wheels are wide enough so they will cover most if not all of the flap of just about any sized envelope.
  3. Line your wheel guide up with the first set of foam feet along the flap fold so your wheel will be running over the center of your envelope front. Re-ink your jumbo wheel with Kiwi Kiss and run your wheel over this area as well.
  4. Repeat the second and third steps again - this time with the Spot on Wheel with your Baja Breeze ink pad.
  5. Repeat the second and third steps again - this time with the It's Beautiful Wheel and your Close to Cocoa ink pad.
  6. Add a sticky label over the center where the "TO:" address would be to give you an area to write your address.

Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2 - Card Club for March

It's Card Club time again!
For March we will be making 6 or more cards (the photo shows 6 that we are making) that all include matching envelopes.

If you don't remember how this club works it is $8 and a $25 order due that night. I put all of the orders together in one large order and split up all of the hostess benefits so that everyone gets a FREE bag of goodies! I have refreshments that night and you just go around to the different card stations and make one of each card until you've finished.

Last month I had many more people participate than I had expected to sign up so I have split it up into two nights during the same week this month. So this month we will be having card club night on Tuesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 12th from 6-8pm both nights. Just be sure to let me know which night you will be attending (email me at or call me). If you are coming please bring your scissors and adhesive. I will also have kits available if you're not local but would still like to participate - everything in the kit will be pre-stamped and cut so you'll just have to assemble it - email me or leave a comment here if you'd like one.

If you book a Stampin' Up! workshop with me (catalog workshop or in-home workshop) in which you invite over 10 people (or have over $150 in orders for a catalog workshop) you will get to come to the Card Club night for the month of your workshop absolutely free! I waive the $8 fee and I cover the $25 amount of your order for that month so you get to make the cards AND get the hostess goodie bag that month for FREE! If you'd like to book a workshop and get a card night on the house please just send me an e-mail at or leave a comment here.

If you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or could just use a little extra money every month, then this is the PERFECT opportunity for you to take the plunge and get in on the action! As a special offer during February and March Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off of the starter kit (regularly $199 now only $169 and HAS ALMOST $400 WORTH OF STAMPING SUPPLIES INCLUDED!) Plus as an added incentive during these two months you will also receive an ADDITIONAL RETAIL STAMP SET (a value up to $47.95) to add to your starter kit. And if that wasn't enough as an additional incentive I will be adding a coupon for 3 free months attendance to Card Club night if you are local, or 3 months kits FREE if you are not local. And you can choose the months! Becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has been one of the funnest things I have done - I love it so much, and I'm sure you would too. And I will be here to help you every step of the way. If you're interested in finding out more information on becoming a demonstrator please just let me know. :)

Be sure to let me know if you'd like to attend Card Club this month - again the dates are Tuesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 12th. The dates are filling up quickly - I'm trying to keep each night to 6 or 7 people so if we have more than that I will open up a third night during that same week. Below is a photo of the goodie bag each attendee received last month - each included 4 stamps, designer series paper, ribbon, felt flowers, scalloped note cards with matching envelopes, mini clips, and buttons! The more people we have attend the larger the goodie bags get so be sure to sign up today!